Mardi Gras Inspired Home Design

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In 1718, New Orleans started celebrating its now infamous Mardi Gras.  It originally started with high society functions and then later became the Mardi Gras we know today with parades and parties throughout the city. This event starts the eve of Lent giving people the ability to indulge to their hearts’ content prior to sacrifice for the weeks to come. Read More


50 Shades of Grey for the Home

Shades of Grey Home+Remodeling+Rhode+Island+Maloney+InteriorsThe books have taken the world by storm and now with the movie being released this weekend, it is time to showcase the many shades of grey for your home.

Grey oftentimes is considered a drab color to add to home yet in recent years, richer shades of grey have been popping up showing us that grey really is making rooms stand out. Grey or gray is a color that evokes neutrality and has a calming presence in someone’s life.  It is free of chaos Read More


Four Thanksgiving Table Decorating Tips

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Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks and celebrating with family and friends. Adding a magnificent table to your holiday festivities can be simple with a few of these tips. Thanksgiving table decorating is a great way to get the festivities started. Read More


Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

November marks Native American Heritage Month.  In celebrating the people and tribes that helped build this country, we are highlighting design elements that incorporate the Native American heritage and culture.

Native Americans leveraged natural elements to craft a culture and a lifestyle.  Using hides from buffalo to create homes and clothing and clay to create serving pieces and art.  Using feathers to create ceremonious head dresses. Using wood to create tools, utensils and sculptures.  Later embracing the gems and stones found in our lands for jewelry.

Using natural elements like stone, exposed wood beams and leather can help incorporate a feel to your home that might pay tribute to the Native American culture.  Adding paintings or weaved art by tribal members to highlight a piece for a personal touch of tribute is another way to incorporate a Native American design style.  Leveraging colors that are natural can highlight the plains of Oklahoma or the red colored terrain of New Mexico.  Using tribal designs to furniture patterns or paintings on your walls can create a unique look to a room while still showcasing your appreciation for the culture.

Native Americans ate from the land and used the hides, furs, feathers and more to respect the animals that fed them by building useful tools, clothing and home furnishings.  Using similar items to create a home design respectful of the culture can add value by incorporating nature to your home.


Warming up the Home with Brown Tones and Colors

November makes us think about the appearances of fall. Browns, rusts, oranges, golds and reds are colors that are prevalent and popular this time of year. When tree’s leaves turn brown and fall off the limbs, it signals a quiet period allowing life to regroup before regenerating again in the spring. Browns add a quiet structure to a home. This color signifies stability, protection and support for the family.

If you have browns in your home you might identify Read More